An intimate portrait of two Vietnamese families whose children are severely disabled due to exposure to the dioxin in Agent Orange. Video by Ed Kashi, stills by Catherine Karnow.
An audio slideshow by Vietnam Reporting Project fellow Catherine Karnow.
In 1996, war veteran Madame Cuc founded the mushroom farm co-op, where the women now work together to grow and harvest various types of edible and medicinal mushrooms.
Heather Bowser continues to wrestle with what she discovered about herself in Vietnam. She holds tight to the many wonderful memories of her trip, but she also admits to moments of despair that she can’t quite explain. Not yet, anyway.